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Birgitte Rahbek

Born 1944 in Denmark.


BA in French from Copenhagen University.

Mag. art. in cultural sociology from Copenhagen University, specialising in the theme of women in the Arab world.

Lic.pæd. from Denmark's Pedagogical University with the dissertation "Børn mellem to kulturer" (Children Between Two Cultures) about the socio-cultural, pedagogical and psychological aspects of immigrant education.

Four-year education as psychotherapist from Copenhagen University Institute for Psychotherapy.

Basic education in conflict-resolution from the Danish Centre for Conflict Resolution.

Employment and other experiences

Over the years she has worked at the Centre for Development Research, the Social Research Institute, Denmark's Statistical Institute, Copenhagen University, Denmark's Pedagogical University, and from 1984 till 2007, was program editor at the Danish Radio Broadcasting Corporation (DR).

Rahbek has lived and worked in the United States, France and Lebanon.

Selected publications

- Arabiske kvindekår, Akademisk forlag 1982 (The Living Conditions of Arab Women).
- God, Bedre, Dansk ? (sammen med Tove Skutnabb-Kangas), Børn og Unge 1983 (Good, Better, Danish?).
- Børn mellem to kulturer, Hans Reitzels forlag 1987 (Children Between Two Cultures).
- Henny Harald Hansen, Fremad 1992 (About Henny Harald Hansen).
- Når mennesket undrer sig. Vestlige tanker gennem 2500 år, red,
Centrum 1995 (When Human Beings Wonder. Western Thoughts through 2500 Years).
- Tro og skæbne i Jerusalem (virkeligheden bag Selma Lagerlöfs roman Jerusalem) sammen med Mogens Bähncke (Faith and Fate in Jerusalem - The Reality behind selma Lagerlöf's novel Jerusalem.
- En stat for enhver pris, Fremad 2000 (A State at Any Price - About Israel and Palestine).
- Democratisation in the Middle East, (red.). Århus Universitetsforlag 2005.

In addition, Rahbek has written a large number of articles in newspapers and magazines on themes such as integration, learning languages, the Arab world, book reviews and commentaries to events particularly in the Middle East.

Birgitte Rahbek is a frequent lecturer in a wide variety of audiences predominantly about the Arab world and migration/integration issues.

She joined TFF as Associate in 2001.


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Articles by Birgitte Rahbek

12. januar 2009
Gaza i terapi

31. december 2008
Den manglende fantasi

12. oktober 2007
Lad konfliktløsning bane vejen




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